Nicolas Cage has shot quite a few movies downunder, so he no doubt knows the terrain and lingo well. The Ghost Rider and Pig star will head to Queensland for the Robert Connolly produced drama The Surfer.
Directed by Lorcan Finnegan (Vivarium, Nocebo) and written by Thomas Martin, a man (Cage) returns to his beachside hometown in Australia, many years since building a life for himself in the U.S., he is humiliated in front of his teenage son by a local gang of surfers who claim strict ownership over the secluded beach of his childhood. Wounded, “The Surfer” decides to remain at the beach, declaring war against those in control of the bay. But as the conflict escalates, the stakes spin wildly out of control, taking “The Surfer” to the edge of his sanity.
Principal photography on The Surfer is slated to commence in September 2023 in Australia.